The Resilient Larder

The sweetness and acidity of fruit render it incredibly versatile, simple yet elegant as an element of dessert or dinner. Whether adorning a crackly-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside roast, grain bowl, or delectable cheese plate, our spreadable fruits make for a quick but singular accompaniment for your dinner spread.

While chile peppers are ubiquitous today and often associated with Eastern cuisines, they are South and Central American in origin. The word cayenne, derived from the Indigenous Tupian language, is actually the capital of French Guiana, where that particular pepper is believed to originate. Chiles—and cayennes specifically—spread to Europe via Columbus and to Asia by means of Portuguese colonists in Brazil.

With fiber-rich green veg, mineral-heavy TR broth, and oomph from anti-inflammatory Turmeric Chile Honey Syrup, this soup-meets-smoothie-meets-tonic is both healthful and a cinch to make. Just one soothing shot fuels our body, mind, and soul while powering through the busy Maine winter.

Originating in southern Italy, where San Marzano and other plum tomatoes reign supreme, passata is a thick, intensely tomatoey puree that’s perfect for sauces, pizza, stews, and so on. From the verbpassareto go through—fresh tomatoes get heated just until their juices are released and their flesh soft, then are passed through a mill to remove skins and seeds.

Whether toasting to the year behind (or better year approaching!), the gathering of friends and loved ones, a sacred tradition, or simply making merry, celebratory cocktails—and mocktails—have become synonymous with holiday gatherings.

Made with Neufchâtel in France, egg whites in Japan,quark in Austria,and duro blando in El Salvador, cheesecake is a beloved, celebratory offering country to country. So you’d better believe that we’re already elbows deep in tempering cheeses for the onslaught of holiday gatherings.

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